Thursday, 31 March 2011

From one Sue to another Sue

Sue from Elderslie in NSW is my Christmas block swap partner for April.  Sue is saving any star in any Christmas fabric, either traditional or non traditional. 

 I had received this lovely berry fabric in a Christmas fat quarter pack some time ago and have been waiting for the right block to use it on. Its not a traditional fabric, but close up has lots of lovely gold berries and red berries on branches - quite pretty.

 I hope Sue likes my choice for her.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

sorry for lateness

hi all
sorry for the lateness of the swap partners - i am hoping to get them out early this week (mon 28th)
we are having major internet problems, where i can only connect for 2 minutes at a time, and it is supposed to be sorted tomorrow (fingers crossed)
if not, i will find a way to get the partners out before the 1st of april
apologies again, and thanks for your patience
i must admit i am losing mine with our internet provider!!!!!
i have missed looking at everyone's blogs!
pugs and kisses
xx

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

March Block from Robyn to Vanessa

I have just received my very first block for this group.
I asked for "any star block in traditional Christmas colours on cream"

Thanks Robyn - I'm very happy with your choice of pattern and fabric.

Monday, 21 March 2011

From Crafty CC

Here is the block that Crafty sent to me... I am really excited to see what my quilt is going to look at.  This is just growing to be one of the best world quilts every...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

more welcomes!!

we have three new members in recent weeks
- Sharon - Nova Scotia, Canada
- Medora - Ontario, Canada
- Sue S from NSW, Oz

a big welcome to these lovely ladies!  their blogs are now in the member's list too, so check out their happenings
xx

linda's block to rosemary

rosemary writes:
"Just receved my lovely block from Linda in California so would you post it on the blog please for everyone to see. Her work is so neat - puts mine to shame!"

poll results

hello all!
hope this post finds you well!  i can't get over the amazing range of beautiful blocks and sneak peeks that have been posted lately - you ladies are amazingly talented!

back to the poll - it seems, though close, that the winner was leaving the swap as is - ie 12" blocks.  thanks for your input! 
please remember though that at any time you can change what block you are requesting by simply emailing me - crafty.pug@hotmail.com
look through some of the amazing blocks for inspiration if needed!

much love, pugs and kisses
crafty
xx

p.s. for those interested, i just got back from my 28 week check up and all is going well with the little puglet.  getting bigger and bigger every day, and can't wait for the birth!

medora's block to sharon


what a gorgeous block!  and first up from new comer medora - just lovely
xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sneak Peek for Robyn - March Block

Here is a sneak peek of my very first block.
A Christmas Tree in cream, red, gold and green for Robyn.

March block in the mail

Here is a sneak peek of Teena's March block which I will be mailing tomorrow.  Teena already sent me an e-mail thanking me for the block she received.  I wonder if I already sent her one....or if she is living in an alternate time zone where she can receive a block which I haven't sent yet.... What do you think?  Tee hee :)


Janet

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Here is the block I sent to Cathy. was a interesting block to make hope she likes it I have decided I like log cabins lol

Friday, 11 March 2011

Christmas Block from Sue

I see my block has arrived at Sue's... and Sue's has arrived at my place...

Isn't this such a lovely Christmas tree.... perfect fabric.... I love that it has pinecones on.... and there are stars in the background..... and look at all the texture in the bark on the tree trunk.....


Thanks, thanks, thanks.....

I hope this means I can indulge in a little Christmas drinkie with some cake??

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Gorgeous Santa Stitchery

Today I received this lovely Christmas block from Fiona, made in a log cabin style with a cute stitchery Santa in the centre. 




The block was accompanied by a cute hand made Christmas gift tag.
Thank you Fiona its adorable xx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

my beautiful christmas block recieved from cathy

GIVE AWAY TIME to CELEBRATE our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

My first ever post was on April 6th 2010

So its a little less than one month to go before I celebrate one year of Quilting Block Swaps Australia which then lead to Christmas quilting block swaps and 6 inch quilting block swaps
and of course group 2 of the 12 inch swaps .


Quilting Block Swaps Australia


TO CELEBRATE I AM HOSTING A FAT QUARTER GIVEAWAY

To join me in the celebrations simply follow these easy steps.
1. Leave a comment on this post (on group 1 by clicking on the button above to go to the site)
2. Pop an ad on your blog to Celebrate our first year.
3. Your ad is to invite new members to join one or all of our fabulous groups

I will be looking at these ads over the coming weeks and will make a personal decision on the cutest, funniest or most unique ad - so get your creative juices flowing, I know you all have them.

The winner will receive 6 co ordinated Fat Quarters.
Second place will  receive 3 Fat Quarters
and Third place will receive 1 Fat Quarter

AND

any NEW  members
that join up between now and April 6th will go in the drawn to win a charm square pack
So what have you got to lose?

This celebration give away will close on April 3rd and the winner will be announced on our 1 year anniversary- April 6th 2011

WOO HOO
.



Block From Rosemary

I received this beautiful block from Rosemary.  I love the deep dark color with the contrast of the gold sparkly stars.  Thank you so much, Rosemary.

Hugs,
Linda G (Stray Stitches)

block from Pat to Linda

pat writes
"hi.  linda's star block is on its way to her house. hope she is pleased with the block
pat"
 
how could she not be!!
xx

apologies for my absence

hi lovely ladies
sorry that i haven't been around the blog lately, and have been difficult to reach by email.
we have swapped our home internet provider - and of course, there has been hassles :)
i am trying to access where and when i can - sorry for those whose emails i have been tardy in replying too
i hope to be back on line asap!!!!
much love and pugs and kisses
crafty
xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Peek for Cheryl M.


Here is a sneak peek for Cheryl M.  She requested traditonal Christmas colors.  Cheryl, your block will go out in the mail on Wednesday.

Hugs,
Linda G (Stray Stitches)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Block for Sue of WA in the mail ;-)

I have made an early start on my March swap blocks ;-)

here is a sneak peek for Sue of WA



Sunday, 6 March 2011

Fiona's Christmas Tree

My March partner is Fiona (Bubrugz), and she requested a green Christmas tree on a red background.

I had a pretty pine cone print to use for the tree, and it does not show in the photo, but the tips of the pine cones have gold on them, and the small stars on the red fabric are also gold.  This will be popped in the post to Fiona in the morning.

February block received

Look at this beautiful block I received from Cheryl in Australia!  Thanks so much Cheryl.  There were some little extras in the parcel too.  I'm so lucky!



Janet

Saturday, 5 March 2011

March block for Sue

Sue... grandmother of new twins.... will be getting this in the post ...

Sue asked for any Christmas themed block in traditional colours or Christmas themed fabric


Sneaky peak only....
..... but I hope she like it.....

Friday, 4 March 2011

Peek for Rosemary

Here is a little peek for Rosemary.  Your block will be going out in tomorrow's mail.

Hugs,
Linda (Stray Stitches)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

my first christmas block ever

This is just a little sneak preview, I have finished it, but cant post it till next tuesday, as we are of camping. We just bought a new camper trailer and as its a long weekend we are off down south somewhere, not sure yet, but I am sure we will find somewhere nice, there are lots of places down south W.A and the weather is perfect..

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Beyond The Cherry Tree: Cherry Tree block 17

Beyond The Cherry Tree: Cherry Tree block 17: "I took Gay's advice and decided I had done enough on block 16 for the time being, and went on to 17. I have 30 circles to go on 16, an..."